Southwest Airlines Reports January Traffic

                  Southwest Airlines Reports January Traffic

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Feb. 7, 2013

DALLAS, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV)
announced today that the Company flew 7.3 billion revenue passenger miles
(RPMs) in January 2013, a 1.7 percent decrease from the 7.4 billion RPMs flown
in January 2012. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 0.5 percent to 10.0
billion from the January 2012 level of 9.9 billion. The January 2013 load
factor was 72.7 percent, compared to 74.3 percent in January 2012. For
January 2013, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased
approximately two percent compared to January 2012.

This release, as well as past news releases about Southwest Airlines Co., is
available online at southwest.com.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE TRAFFIC STATISTICS
                               JANUARY
                               2013       2012       CHANGE
Revenue passengers carried    7,684,827  7,988,191  (3.8)%
Enplaned passengers            9,428,482  9,772,932  (3.5)%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  7,254,374  7,379,990  (1.7)%
Available seat miles (000)     9,982,375  9,936,035  0.5 %
Load factor                    72.7%      74.3%      (1.6) pts
Average length of haul         944        924        2.2 %
Trips flown                    105,317    110,004    (4.3)%
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